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Old Bridge Turnpike: Victims Stabbed, Suspect Arrested and Charged

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SOUTH RIVER, NJ - Three men were stabbed at the BP Gas Station on Old Bridge Turnpike on the morning of October 5, says a report issued by the South River Police today.

Police responded to a report of multiple victims that had been stabbed.  Upon their arrival, officers located three males who had multiple, non-life-threatening wounds.

East Brunswick police officers assisted the South River officers who had been able to render first aid to the victims, obtain initial witness statements, and locate and secure the crime scene which was located at Veterans park in South River.

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South River detectives responded and processed the crime scene.  As a result of the investigation, detectives identified 18-year-old Anthony Amaya of East Brunswick as the suspect in the attacks on the three men.  On October 14, he was charged with three counts of aggravated assault,; three counts of unlawful possession of a weapon; and three counts of possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes.

Bail was set for Amaya at $150,000.

Chief Mark Tinitigan commended the responding officers and detectives for their hard work and dedication: "this is another example of members of the agency working in an unselfish manner and working relentlessly to accomplish a goal."

As is the case with all criminal defendant, the charges against Anthony Amaya are merely accusations and he is innocent until proven guilty.

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